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Seoul City Introduces Vertical Gardens

Seoul City Introduces Vertical Gardens

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce new vertical gardens by planting trees and flowers on building walls as part of its initiative for urban greening. The city completed construction of vertical gardens across 1,000 square meters at the Donuimun Museum Village last month and plans to open them [...]

Seoul Subways to Get Contactless Gates by 2023

Seoul Subways to Get Contactless Gates by 2023

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Subways running across South Korea’s capital will get contactless gates that will allow passengers to pass through without directly tagging their cards, the Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday. The city’s subway operator plans to inject 2.9 billion won (US$2.4 million) to set up 556 “tagless gates” at subway stations [...]

Seoul City Moving to Pay COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Foreigners

Seoul City Moving to Pay COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Foreigners

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul city is moving to provide emergency relief funds to foreigners living in the capital city that could benefit some 100,000 households, municipal authorities said Tuesday. The city government said that Seoul Metropolitan Council earlier in the day passed a 2.23 trillion-won (US$1.86 billion) extra budget bill that includes [...]

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Water Authority announced Thursday its plans to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI)-based water quality management system supported by the Seoul Digital Foundation’s data consulting services. The authority aims to set up a preemptive water quality management system by incorporating big data and AI technology into the monitoring [...]

Seoul City to Postpone Opening of Public Swimming Pools amid Pandemic

Seoul City to Postpone Opening of Public Swimming Pools amid Pandemic

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With new coronavirus infections continuing to break out in South Korea’s capital, swimming at public pools may not be possible this summer. The Seoul metropolitan government on Friday announced plans to tentatively postpone the opening of swimming pools and water sports facilities by the Han River. The city government [...]

Seoul’s New Bus Stops to Feature Free Wi-Fi, Mobile Phone Chargers

Seoul’s New Bus Stops to Feature Free Wi-Fi, Mobile Phone Chargers

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Conventional bus stops on Seoul’s main streets will have futuristic features, such as free Wi-Fi, mobile phone chargers and air purifiers, starting later this year, the metropolitan government said Tuesday. The government of Seoul said it will begin test operations of the futuristic bus stops, dubbed “Smart Shelters,” at [...]

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s municipal government said Saturday it has translated its guidelines on separate disposal of food waste into 10 foreign languages for distribution to foreigners living in the capital. The 10 languages are English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian, Mongolian, French, Malay, Hindi and Thai. The government said the move comes [...]